Cyprus is a wonderful island country with many things to offer tourists, from beautiful beaches and vibrant culture to an amazing culinary scene. The issue with Cyprus is that it’s not a country known for its sophisticated public transportation options. Therefore, it’s often the best idea to rent a car while you’re there. Many people believe that they can get away without having a car while they visit, but they’re missing out on the opportunity to experience the country in its full glory. With that said, here are three major benefits to renting a car while travelling in Cyprus:
Convenient and Thorough Option
First off, many people are afraid to rent a car in Cyprus as they may think that the parking and the additional fees may not be worth the money. This is not an entirely unfounded concern. After all, many of us worry about this when travelling to another country. However, while Nicosia may be a somewhat crowded city, you can find a parking spot quite easily for minimal fees. Unlike in many other cities in Europe such as London, Paris, and Rome, Nicosia is quite car-friendly. One more thing to note is that the attractions in Cyprus are quite far apart from one another. That, combined with the fact that public transportation in the country is somewhat lacking, means that you would be wasting a lot of your time waiting around for a bus. Renting a car will allow you to get to everywhere from Petra tou Romiou, Paphos Castle, and Lamaca, to Ayia Napa without any issues. It’s a much more convenient way to travel that will allow you to make the most of your time in Cyprus.
Be a Part of the Atmosphere
Another benefit to driving a car around Cyprus is that you will get to experience the best qualities of the country — the road condition, the atmosphere, and of course, the view. The way up the Troodos Mountains is world-renowned for its beautiful scenery that overlooks the valley down below. The winding road gives you the opportunity to see all the landscape of the island of Cyprus while enjoying the nice, long drive with clean air and serene environment. Plus, you get to stop and take photos whenever you want! This makes driving in Cyprus a wonderful experience. Additionally, you can drive down the famous seaside roads in Lamaca and see the beautiful and historic beach town in the east of Cyprus, overlooking the eastern front of the Mediterranean sea and the Larnaca bay. This is one of the best drives in Europe, probably in the world! There aren’t very many cars on the road and you will get to take in the sun, the sea, and the salty sea air.
Experience the True Culture of Cyprus
The city life in Cyprus is hectic, but it’s also beautiful, as each community and neighbourhood has its own unique products and culture that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. The best way to experience this distinct culture is to get in a car and drive to each local market to experience it for yourself. You will get to see how the local Cypriots go about their day-to-day business while getting to view the historical architecture and monuments along the way.
Are you looking for a car hire service on your visit to Cyprus? Get in touch with Car Rental Cyprus today! We’re happy to help find you the perfect car for your trip.